I need to vent!
Are we in high school still, really? What is with all the applications and such for twitter that tell you who is unfollowing you, do we really care? Do I not have the right to unfollow someone without getting a message saying “why have you unfollowed me?” You may well enjoy reading my tweets but I may not be so interested by yours, there are people who I follow who don’t follow me. That’s life folks, not everyone get’s on. You might be a lovely person, you might be hilarious or very intelligent or the Queen of England but if I don’t find your tweets interesting then I don’t want to follow you.
Why? Why do people try to guilt me in to following them? I suppose the more pertinent question is why do I let them? I can’t help it, I’d feel terrible replying with, “Well, I’ve been following you for a week or so and your tweets bored me” or something along those lines. It might be honest but it’s not kind! I don’t want to have to explain myself to people who I have never exchanged words with in any form, why should I? It drives me insane! If I see you’ve made some interesting tweets I follow you, if I find that in general I don’t read them or am not interested in them I unfollow, surely that’s how the system is supposed to work? Happens in real life too; start chatting, don’t get on you don’t keep in touch.
Personally, I use twitter to follow people who genuinely interest me, people who make me laugh, who I get on with. For me it is a case of quality over quantity. There is no point me following thousands of people when I will miss most of their tweets! It’s not sane folks! I don’t want to “collect” followers, I just want a chat!
I’m begging you folks, if I unfollow you please leave me alone! Please don’t send me a message that makes me feel like a bad person for doing it, it’s not personal, it could be as basic as your spelling annoys me! I don’t go chasing after people who stop following me!